What are Cervicogenic Headaches?

Cervicogenic headaches originate from dysfunctional joints in the neck and imbalanced muscles in the head, neck and shoulders. Cervicogenic headaches usually present as a chronic, one sided headache in which pain originates in the cervical spine (neck) and refers into the head. They are usually felt in the back of the head referring over the sides of the skull and behind the eye (usually just one eye).

These headaches usually coincide with reduced neck movement and one sided shoulder and/or arm pain.

Typical migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia (an aversion to bright light), and phonophobia (aversion to loud sounds) also occur in cervicogenic headache patients. Cervicogenic headaches often respond well to chiropractic treatment.

How can Chiropractic help?

We identify and treat specific areas of stiffness in the joints of the neck and associated muscles. This headache treatment improves movement, relieving muscle spasm and nerve irritation that may be contributing to the problem.

Chiropractic treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. Your chiropractor may also recommend ice, heat or provide advice about your lifestyle, hydration, diet, work and exercise, in order to help manage your condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem.

To book a headache treatment at KH Chiropractic Cranbrook call 01392 984959 or email info@khchiropractic.com